wound care

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hazardous materials

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hygiene products

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industrial products

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filtration products

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meat packaging

lok in on food safety & freshness

Low profile, super absorbent laminates.

Since the mid 1980’s, Gelok International has been a premier manufacturer of low profile, super absorbent laminates and composites. These laminates can be used directly as an absorbing substrate, or incorporated into a wide variety of finished products used to absorb fluids such as water, blood, exudate, urine and other aqueous based solutions, while reducing the bad odors associated with these fluids and bacterial activity. Applications for Gelok laminates include food tray pads, personal hygiene, medical packaging, medical cleanup, underpads, wound care, urinal pads, filtration, cable manufacturing and other usages where absorption of water-based fluids is needed. All of Gelok’s cellulose based laminates are adhesive-free as they are Hydrogen-bonded to bind the laminate together. Non-woven superabsorbent laminates can also be manufactured by incorporating specialized adhesive systems.

Gelok delivers super absorbing performance.

Using a variety of super absorbent polymers, Gelok laminates can absorb many times their own weight of water, exudate or aqueous solution and lock it into a gel to prevent leakage and facilitating easy disposal. Gelok laminates feature an extraordinarily thin profile and a light weight composition that results in a lighter and more slender product. They are designed to offer absorbency rates and capacities tailored to meet specific applications. FDA approved grades are available for indirect food contact purposes where the Gelok laminate is the absorbent core.

Gelok Custom Composites

Gelok absorbent laminates provide tremendous product flexibility due to our custom manufacturing process. Our laminates consist of superabsorbent polymer granules (Sodium Polyacrylate) bonded between sheets of cellulose or non-woven material. The degree of absorbency is determined by the amount of polymer used in the core and the substrate performance characteristics can be enhanced by the use of alternative materials with a wide range of basis weights.

More manageable finished product after use.

Gelok laminates are also stable, with excellent fluid retention under pressure, which means once the product has achieved the desired level of absorbency it is still relatively dry and easier to dispose.  There are many reasons to choose Gelok laminates to satisfy the demanding absorbency applications that arise every day. Here are a few our customers have come to appreciate:

  • Extraordinary thin profile
  • Lightweight, hence a less bulky, lighter end product
  • Customizable absorbent laminate to meet customer’s unique needs
  • Quick absorbing (actual speed of absorbency varies by application and product design)
  • Consistency of finished product
  • Easy-to-use commercial form
  • Quick start-up with low material waste
  • Low start-up costs
  • Greater machine efficiencies
  • Lower process filtration costs
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Gelok laminates consist of superabsorbent polymer granules (Sodium Polyacrylate) bonded between sheets of cellulose or non-woven material. The degree of absorbency is determined by the amount and type of polymer used in the laminate and the substrate performance characteristics can be enhanced by the use of alternative materials with a wide range of basis weights.

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‘lok’ fluid in

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To see how effective Gelok laminates are, place a small sample in a dry container.
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Then pour a measured amount of a colored liquid directly onto the laminate.
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And watch as the colored liquid quickly wicks across the surface and soaks into the laminate.
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As the liquid soaks into the laminate it is rapidly absorbed by the grains of super absorber and ‘loked-in’ thereby preventing liquid from escaping back to the surface of the laminate. Notice how liquid does not leak out of the container when placed on its edge.

services for superior fluid capture, contain & control solutions

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Customized Converters

• Pilot machine testing
• Research and development
• Experienced engineering/chemical staff

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Technical Services

• Superabsorbent product design
• Equipment/system design
• Fully equipped laboratory
• Training and education (products and systems)
• Custom services as required

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Materials Testing

• Tensile strength
• Absorption rates
• Fluid retention
• Other testing as required

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Rewinding/Slitting

• Widths from 1-1/2″ (38 mm) to 52″ (1321 mm)
• Untrimmed master roll at 54″ (1370 mm) or 50″ (1270 mm)
• 3″ (75 mm) OD core
• Standard OD 28″ (711 mm)